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2020 Restaurant Industry Awards

Applications open through October 7, 2019

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Advance your career with education, training and certifications.


Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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Come join the first-ever apprenticeship program developed specifically for restaurant, food service, and hospitality.

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Whether you want to get ServSafe certified or become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator, we have you covered.

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Apply for The Rachael Ray Foundation's ProStart Grow Grant

Through The Rachael Ray Foundation's ProStart Grow Grant, the NRAEF will provide $375,000 in funding to up to five deserving schools to build or grow their ProStart program.


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NRAEF Awarded $4.5 Million Grant To Train Justice-Involved Youth For Restaurant Jobs

The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor--the largest in the history of the NRAEF--to develop pathways from the justice system to employment for young adults, will help launch the Foundation’s HOPES program (Hospitality Opportunities for People (re)Entering Society).

Grant from The Rachael Ray Foundation Offers High Schools Chance to Bring ProStart to Their Students

$375,000 in “ProStart Grow Grants” will help deserving high schools to add ProStart to their curricula or improve their existing ProStart programs.


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